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Ladies First For March Madness

Ladies First For March Madness

It is only fitting that the Michigan girl’s high school basketball tournament is on the calendar first (see below), since it was a girl’s high school sport before it was adopted by the boys.  Basketball was invented at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts because young men in their 20s and 30s were bored with plain old physical education.  The indoor game was played with balls of various sizes, peach baskets, and teams of varying numbers based on who was around.  The game proved to be so popular that it soon spread to YMCA s across the country with standardized rules.  Because there were few team sports for high school girls, many schools picked up basketball.  It wasn't until between 1905 and 1910 that basketball became a boy’s sport. 

High School Girls Basketball Tournament Schedule

District Tournament -- Feb. 25, 27 & March 1

Regional Tournament -- March 5 & 7

MHSAA Quarterfinals - March 12

MHSAA Semifinals - March 14-15

MHSAA Finals -- March 16

High School Madness

The Michigan Boy’s High School Tournament begins March 4th and reaches its exciting conclusion March 23rd with the Finals at the Breslin Center on Michigan State University’s campus.  Information about all High School sports in Michigan, including the complete Boys schedule, can be found at the website for the Michigan High School Athletic Association. 

Whether it is High School Girls Basketball or Boys Basketball, at Cravings Gourmet Popcorn we appreciate the efforts that these student athletes (and their families) make to participate in sports as part of their high school careers.  Following your favorite local team does create a bit of madness, but in a good way, and every once a while there is a student athlete that sparks the imagination of a community and earns a place in the hearts of so many.  Next time you find yourself at your local high school slow down as you walk by the trophy cabinet and take a closer look at the names, chances are some of those names will be familiar to you – maybe because it is the name of a community or business leader, or just maybe it is a name of a stellar player that went on to greater heights.  Maybe you will see  a name like Earvin Johnson. 

College Madness

For most, the real March Madness is associated with the NCAA, collegiate basketball.  NCAA Madness begins March 19th and ends April 8th.  If you want to understand what is happening for March Madness 2013, there is a great place online to get the schedule, read predictions, learn about ticket sales, and of course safely place bets.  This site is all about following your favorite collegiate team.  Might we suggest that instead of placing your hard-earned money on the line, how about a friendly wager where the winner gets a prize instead of cash …oh like maybe a Cravings Gift Card? 

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn is located in Old Town Lansing, the hippest area of Lansing, Michigan.  Cravings Gourmet Popcorn can be purchased online and shipped to anywhere nationwide.

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